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State House workers not exempt from anti-corruption probes

05 September 2014, 07:59Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Civil servants working in State House have been urged to be exemplary to other government workers.

The new Permanent Secretary of the State House, Nebolisa Emordi, urged them to show prudence, discipline and integrity in their conduct.

Emordi said this during his opening remarks at the Anti-Corruption Sensitization Programme for Management and Staff of the State House organized in collaboration with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) in Abuja.

He noted that the desire for quick self-enrichment had sadly derailed professionalism in some public institutions.

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Emordi said that civil servants in the State House must be particularly careful in their conduct and also watchful of relationships that could taint their careers, especially as it relates to issues of graft and corruption.

The new permanent secretary also warned staff of the State House that their special positions would not shield them from the search light of the anti-corruption agencies in the country.

Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC),  Ekpo Nta, told the management and staff of the Presidential Villa who participated in the programme that the fight against corruption in the country went beyond self-discipline and personal integrity to include a willingness to expose and share information on corrupt public servants.

“Public trust is the greatest trust ever and public servants must live by the tenets of their profession as they work on behalf of unsuspecting people who have entrusted them to look after the country with integrity, humility and selflessness,” he said.

- CAJ News


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